Sensing Machines in Artistic Practice

Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka

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Artists working with technological notions of sense explore sensory machinery’s potential to augment or even substitute biological sensory abilities. Notions of artificial, proxy or extended sensing, thus, become blurred with their biological counterparts and questions regarding autonomy and the extremities of the human come into play. Sensing technologies allow us to measure and to understand the world in new ways, which not only mediates sensory capacities, but also shapes knowledge production and cultural practices. Examining how artistic interpretations of sensing machines have developed through the lens of these intertwined aesthetics, this article seeks to elaborate on how relations between technological and biological sensing are made manifest through analysis of a range of experimental artistic practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt as We Don't Know It
PublisherAalto ARTS Books
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-60-8823-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-8822-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • bioart
  • transhumanism
  • Art and science
  • posthumanism


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  • Aalto ARTS Books (Publisher)

    Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka (Editorial board member), Helena Sederholm (Editor-in-chief), Kira O'Reilly (Editorial board member) & Erich Berger (Editorial board member)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board

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